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Solid Symposium 2023

Decentralised applications from health care to supply chains

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, European Union

Thursday, March 30, 2023 (noon) — Friday, March 31, 2023 (evening)

The 2024 edition of the Solid Symposium will take place from May 2 to 3, 2024 in Leuven, Belgium.

Our colleagues from Fraunhofer IIS have published a video summary of the symposium.


The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for early adopters from companies and public administration, researchers and the community at large to discuss the current state of the art around Solid (Social Linked Data), learn about best practices in enterprise applications and exchange ideas for further developments.

Solid provides an infrastructure for data portability and data sovereignty, which are important for Europe's strategic autonomy in the digital field.


The Solid Symposium takes place in the heart of the city of Nuremberg close to the Hauptmarkt, the main market square.

The meeting location is the JOSEPHS at the Augustinerhof Nuremberg, Augustinerstraße 19.


Effects of Decentralised Health Data in Society, Politics and EU Data Initiatives

Session: Decentralised Health Care

How Personal Knowledge Graphs Could Revolutionise Our Lives

Session: Personal Knowledge Graphs

Talks and/or Posters on Trusting Decentralised Knowledge Graphs

See also: Trusting Decentralised Knowledge Graphs and Web Data (TrusDeKW) Workshop

Session: Trusting Decentralised Knowledge Graph Talks

Applications for Health Data Management with Solid

Session: Health Care Applications

Solid Potentials and Challenges in Industrial and Logistics Scenarios

Session: Potentials and Challenges

Decentralised/Personal Policy Modelling Hackathon

See also: Trusting Decentralised Knowledge Graphs and Web Data (TrusDeKW) Workshop

Session: Decentralised/Personal Policy Hackathon

Identity Management, Authentication, and Authorisation in Solid

Session: Identity in Solid

Decentralised Query Planning Hackathon

See also: Trusting Decentralised Knowledge Graphs and Web Data (TrusDeKW) Workshop

Session: Query Planning Hackathon

Solid and Business

Session: Solid and Business

Hybrid Invited Talk and Discussion with a Google Knowledge Graph Engineer

Session: Hybrid Invited Talk


All times in CEST.

Thursday March 30, 2023

Friday March 31, 2023


The registration system is closed, we are at capacity.


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The Solid Symposium is organised under the auspicies of the COST Action on Distributed Knowledge Graphs (CA19134), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

European Cooperation in Science and Technology Funded by the EU

Local Organisation

Solid Community Code of Conduct

We as members of the Solid community pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

In addition to this Code of Conduct, we adhere to the Positive Work Environment at W3C: Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

More on the Solid Community Code of Conduct.

About Solid

The motto of the Solid project is: "Your data, your choice. Advancing Web standards to empower people". The Solid specifications are based on (semantic) web technologies and follow a decentralised architecture.

The Solid architecture separates data, identity and applications. With Solid, users can store their data securely in Pods (Personal Online Data Stores). Everyone can set up a Pod. Different Pod implementations are available, and several providers offer to host Pods. Pod owners control access to their data via identities managed by different identity providers. Applications access and manipulate the data stored in Pods.

Such a decentralised architecture, where data, identity and applications can be managed by different organisations, works without any centralised component or platform. Thus, Solid provides the infrastructure for personal data portability and personal data sovereignty. Although Solid initially targets personal use, the specifications are quite generally applicable and, in our view, also very well suited for use in an enterprise setting.